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Giants play spoiler against Rox as nightmare season winds down

BY RYAN LEONG Even though the Giants have lost 93 games and are playing out possibly the worst single season in franchise history, they’re not planning to rebuild. Proof of this was made on September 16 when General Manager Bobby Evans elected to pick up the $9 million option on …

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Ian Hunter Rocks and Rolls Away the Stone at The Fillmore

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Ian Hunter performed last night at The Fillmore in San Francisco. The iconic musician and former lead singer of Mott The Hoople, backed by The Rant Band, was in fine form as always as he played a two hour set comprised of classics like “Sweet Jane,” “All …

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A’s rough up Astros pitching in doubleheader sweep

BY RYAN LEONG The A’s might not be going to the playoffs but the next best thing is to play spoiler to those who want to play baseball in October. After years of beating up on the Astros when the Athletics were headed to three straight postseason appearances including division …

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Steve Winwood Traffics Back to the High Life Again in Oakland

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Over a half century since first arriving on the music scene as the lead vocalist for The Spencer Davis Group at the tender young age of 15 in 1963, followed by memberships in two of Rock’s first supergroups and a prolific solo career, Steve Winwood arrived in …

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Gorky’s hot glove unable to save MadBum and wilting Giants

BY RYAN LEONG Gorkys Hernandez made the catch of the year for the Giants in the first inning against the Cardinals. Unfortunately, his highlight reel defense was only a sidebar to another loss. In what has been a disappointing season to say the least, the Cardinals won 7-3 on Sunday …

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Kansas playing Warfield on Leftoverture 40th Anniversary tour

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER The band Kansas, one of the most popular progressive rock groups of all time, is coming to the Warfield in San Francisco on September 12th as part of a tour celebrating the 40th anniversary of the release of their classic album “Leftoverture.” Having produced eight gold and …

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A’s sweep stalls Rangers playoff push on Little League weekend

BY RYAN LEONG The Oakland A’s have always been known for having colorful uniforms since moving to the East Bay in 1968. This past weekend represented an homage, not only to the A’s but the Astros and Pirates of the 1970s. This was Players’ Weekend where all thirty teams wore …

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Scrappy Giants post another winning homestand

BY RYAN LEONG There’s an old cliché that it’s better to be lucky than good. An examination of Wednesday afternoon’s Giants game was a good example of that. San Francisco was 2-for-14 with runners in scoring position and stranded eight runners yet managed to beat the playoff contending Milwaukee Brewers …

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Struggling A’s continue to make it interesting

BY RYAN LEONG It’s been a long season for the A’s and although more games have been lost than won, the 2017 squad has at least made it entertaining. On Wednesday, after leading by a run in the third, the A’s came back from a 5-2 deficit, but in the …

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Bumgarner and Pablo help Giants wrap up strong homestand

BY RYAN LEONG For the last week and a half, the Giants have both looked and played like a winning team. Perhaps their rivalry with the A’s in the annual Bay Bridge series has given the orange and black a bit of a spark as they won six of the …

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